Healthcare transparency tools operated by the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services are limited in terms of providing relevant and understandable cost and quality information for consumers, according to the Government Accountability Office.
These transparency toolswebsites with health cost or quality information comparing different providers of healthcare servicesare meant to improve the quality and affordability of healthcare. However, while CMS operates five transparency toolsNursing Home Compare, Dialysis Facility Compare, Home Health Compare, Hospital Compare and Physician CompareGAO found that the tools lack relevant information on cost and provide limited information on key differences in quality of care, which hinders the ability of consumers to make meaningful distinctions among providers based on their performance.
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